No charges filed in flashing case

UPDATE: The San Diego District Attorney's Office declined to file charges against Stanley James Lovett in relation to this arrest. "We can only file charges when we believe we can prove them beyond a reasonable doubt," District Attorney's spokeswoman Tanya Sierra said.

SAN DIEGO -- Police arrested a man suspected of grabbing a 15-year-old girl and exposing himself to her on a San Diego roadside Tuesday after the victim positively identified the suspect.

The teenager told San Diego police a well-dressed, gray-haired man who appeared to be about 60 approached and flashed her as she was walking to school in the 5400 block of Balboa Arms Drive, SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said.

"She noticed a gentleman walking towards her with his hands covering his crotch," Brown said. "When he approached her he actually removed his hand and exposed his genitals."

He then grabbed her arm, but she quickly broke free and ran off, Brown said. The girl went to a nearby business and telephoned her father, who made an emergency call.

About 10 a.m., a police sergeant investigating the crime saw a nervous-looking man matching the flasher's description, sitting in a pickup truck parked near the site of the assault.

Officers detained 58-year-old Stanley James Lovett and brought the teen back to the area. She confidently identified Lovett as her alleged assailant, though she said he had been wearing some different articles of clothing at the time of the crime, according to Brown.

Lovett was arrested on suspicion of annoying and molesting a minor, the lieutenant said.

Fox 5 spoke with a neighbor off camera who said Lovett lives in a nearby condo complex.